1st Edition

Enzymes in the Valorization of Waste Next-Gen Technological Advances for Sustainable Development of Enzyme based Biorefinery

Edited By Pradeep Verma Copyright 2023
    260 Pages 31 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Enzymes in the Valorization of Waste: Next-Gen Technological Advances for Sustainable Development of Enzyme-based Biorefinery focusses on key enzymes which are involved in the development of integrated biorefinery. It highlights the modern next-gen technologies for promoting the application of sustainable and greener enzymatic steps at industrial scale for the development of futuristic and self-sustainable "consolidated/integrated biorefinery/enzyme-based biorefinery." It also deals with technological advancement for improvement of enzyme yield or specificity, conversion capability, such as protein and metabolic engineering and advances in next generation technologies, and so forth.


    • Explores all modern-day technologies that can potentially be used in enzyme-based biorefinery conversion of wastes to value-added products.

    • Covers technological, economic, and environmental assessments of enzyme-based biorefinery prospects.

    • Deliberates all possible products that can be generated from wastes including biofuel and essential chemicals.

    • Illustrates techniques for enhanced yield and properties to be used in various industrial applications.

    • Reviews advanced information of relevant sources and mechanism of enzymes.

    This book is aimed at graduate students, researchers and related industry professionals in biochemical engineering, environmental science, wastewater treatment, biotechnology, applied microbiology, biomass-based biorefinery, biochemistry, green chemistry, sustainable development, waste treatment, enzymology, microbial biotechnology, and waste valorization.

    Chapter 1: Fundamentals of enzyme-based biorefinery for conversion of waste to value-added products
    Pinku Chandra Nath, Biplab Roy, Tarun Kanti Bandyopadhyay, Biswanath Bhunia, and Muthusivaramapandian Muthuraj

    Chapter 2: Valorization of biowaste to bio-wealth   using   cellulase enzyme during pre-hydrolysis simultaneous saccharification and fermentation  process
    Akansha Bhatia, Ankur Rajpal, Bhaskar Jyoti Deka, A.A. Kazmi, Vinay Kumar Tyagi

    Chapter 3: Enzyme associated bioconversion of agro-waste materials via macrofungi cultivation for sustainable next-gen ecosystem
    Bhaskar Kalita   and Sanjukta Patra

     Chapter 4: Extremophilic Bacteria and Archaea in the valorisation of Metalloids: Arsenic, Selenium and Tellurium
    Devika Nagar, Judith M. Braganca, and Irene J. Furtado

    Chapter 5: Enzyme Purification Strategies
    Dixita Chettri, Manswama Boro, and Anil Kumar Verma

    Chapter 6: Overview of the enzyme support system of immobilization for enhanced efficiency and reuse of enzymes
    Cecil Antony, Praveen Kumar Ghodke, Saravanakumar Thiyagarajan

    Chapter 7: Nanobiotechnology in enzyme-based biorefinement and valorization of waste
    John M. Pisciotta and Azar E. Saikali

    Chapter 8: Bioinformatics Integration to Biomass Waste Biodegradation and valorization
    Chhavi Thakur and Jata Shankar

    Chapter 9: Cell surface engineering: A fabrication approach towards effective valorization of waste
    Anupama Binoy, Satyam Singh, Sushabhan Sadhukhan

    Chapter 10: Economics of biochemical conversion based biorefinery concept for the valorization of lignocellulosic biomass
    Praveen Kumar Ghodke, Sumit Dhawane, Cecil Antony


    Prof. Pradeep Verma completed his PhD from Sardar Patel University Gujarat, India in 2002. In the same year he was selected as UNESCO fellow and joined Czech Academy of Sciences Prague, Czech Republic. He later moved to Charles University, Prague to work as Post-Doctoral Fellow. In 2004 he joined as a visiting scientist at UFZ Centre for Environmental Research, Halle, Germany. He was awarded a DFG fellowship which provided him another opportunity to work as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Gottingen University, Germany. He moved to India in 2007 where he joined Reliance Life Sciences, Mumbai and worked extensively on biobutanol production which attributed few patents to his name. Later he was awarded with JSPS Post-Doctoral Fellowship Programme and joined Laboratoy of Biomass Conversion, Research Institute of Sustainable Humanosphere (RISH), Kyoto University, Japan. He is also a recipient of various prestigious awards such as Ron-Cockcroft award by Swedish society, UNESCO Fellow ASCR Prague. He has been awarded with Fellow of Mycological society of India (MSI-2020), Prof. P.C. Jain Memorial Award, Mycological society of India 2020 and Fellow of Biotech Research Society, India (2021).

    Prof. Verma began his independent academic career in 2009 as a Reader and Founder Head at the Department of Microbiology at Assam University. In 2011 he moved to Department of Biotechnology at Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University), Bilaspur, and served as an Associate professor till 2013. He is currently working as Professor (former Head and Dean, School of Life Sciences) at Department of Microbiology, CURAJ. He is a member of various National & International societies/academies. He has completed two collaborated projects worth 150 million INR in the area of microbial diversity and bioenergy.

    Prof. Verma is a Group leader of Bioprocess and Bioenergy laboratory at Department of Microbiology, School of Life Sciences, CURAJ. His area of expertise involves Microbial Diversity, Bioremediation, Bioprocess Development, Lignocellulosic and Algal Biomass based Biorefinery. He also holds 12 International patents in the field of microwave assisted biomass pretreatment and bio-butanol production. He has more than 62 research articles in peer reviewed international journals and contributed to several book chapters (36 published; 10 in press) in different edited books. He has also edited 4 books in international publishers such as Springer, Taylor and Francis_CRC Press and Elsevier. He is a Guest editor to several journals such as Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery (Springer), Frontier in nanotechnology (Frontiers), and International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (mdpi). He is also an editorial board member for the Journal Current Nanomedicine (Bentham Sciences). He is acting as reviewers for more than 40 journals in different publication houses such as Springer, Elsevier, RSC, ACS, Nature, Frontiers, mdpi etc.